Joyce D. (DeStafney) Backman, age 80, passed away on January 6, 2022 at her home in Hockessin, DE.
Joyce was born in West Grove, PA in 1941 to the late Peter F. and Della B. DeStafney. She grew up on the family farm in Yorklyn, Delaware and graduated from Conrad High School in 1959. During her lifetime she held several positions in the construction industry but she enjoyed her years as a regional sales engineer at Graver Tank and MFG. Co. the most. She retired from Delaware Park. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her friends, reading, gardening, bird watching, and her pets.
She is survived by her daughter, Heather J. Ironside (Nicholas G. Calfo), brother, Edward DeStafney, and sister Irene Wendleguest.
A visitation will be held from 10-11:00 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at Chandler Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Hockessin, DE. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s name can be sent to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue at P.O. Box 216, Miles, TX 76861